Luxury Waterfront Lake Estate- Cape Cod / Plymouth Destination
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- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
(If Tamarack Lake Estate is booked for the week you need, please see our newest listing at VRBO.com #343120 'Antique Mill Stream Cottage')
QUICK RESERVATION UPDATE 2013
June 01-07 ON HOLD
June 07-15 ON HOLD
June 15-22 RESERVED (lska)
June 22-29 SOLD (Ang)
June30-06 RESERVATION PENDING
July 06-13 SOLD (maur)
July 13-20 SOLD
July 20-27 SOLD (prk)
July 27-03 SOLD (per)
Aug 03-10 SOLD (kelbar)
Aug 10-17 SOLD (kur)
Aug 17-24 SOLD (shul)
Aug 24-31 SOLD
Sep 03-Sep 30 available
Fall, Holidays available
(if we are booked for your dates, please see VRBO 14418 'SandyToes Barn on the Ocean' /or/ VRBO 25445 'Oceantfont Timberframe Cottage /or/ VRBO 343120 Antique Mill Stream Cottage w Ocean Beach access'
TAMARACK LAKE ESTATE is really more like a resort than a house, you get so much provided for your vacation. Most people come to Cape Cod to gaze at the ocean. But what if you could be at the ocean beach for hours on end, and two minutes later go home to a luxurious lakefront estate a few blocks away? Imagine the enjoyment of having the best of both worlds -- the sandy beaches of Cape Cod Bay and the sparkling clear waters of a spring-fed 376-acre glacial 'pond.' (One guest described it as a Lake Tahoe/Cape Cod vacation.) In this amazing spot, you'll have privacy, recreation, and comfort in a setting graced with sparkling waters, towering pines, brick paths and patios, decks, private sandy beach, dock, and boathouse -- even before you encounter the incomparable home itself.
The home is VERY well provisioned, with nice linens, top of the line appliances , cookware, spices, condiments, baking needs, soaps, paper goods, laundry supplies, Tamarack has wireless Internet, digital cable TV, an extra wet-bar kitchen to serve the Great Room, kayaks, canoe, swim platform, dock, boathouse with bunk beds, water toys, life jackets, – private waterfront beach and fire pit, Great Room patio also has a fire pit, there is a barbeque patio, picnic area.
BEDROOMS AND SLEEPING SPACES
-waterfront KING bdrm (made of 2 singles)
-waterfront QUEEN bdrm with luxury bathroom
-waterfront 2 FULL beds bdrm
-parkside small bdrm with KING bed (made up of 2 singles) (check back with us on this)
-main floor bdrm QUEEN bedroom
- Great Room loft with SINGLE bed /could have 3-4 sleeping bags on padded, carpeted floor
- Not 'civilized' bedroom space, but bunks in boathouse at water's edge (made up by special arrangement, no plumbing at water's edge)
Tamarack has a beautiful gathering room, tastefully decorated in restrained Nantucket style, a place to converse or watch TV. From here, enter the sleek mini-kitchen outside the Great Room. The Great Room, added to the house in the '90s, has a 22-foot stone fireplace, sit-upon hearth, plank floors, soaring ceilings and a expansive glazed-brick veranda where Adirondack chairs line up to take in the water view. This magnificent room is divided into areas: a banquet table, a writing area, two sitting areas with off-white couches, a British West Indies armoire housing the TV, and 1830s mahogany horseshoe counter for laying out a buffet, or locating your laptops *WiFi throughout.
You may feel inspired to write your memoirs here under the watchful eye of the Sable Antelope on the fireplace. Ship stairs lead to a carpeted loft overlooking the gigantic room. A wall of sliders open to the large brick patio, offering a flow and ease of indoor-outdoor living, with mature estate plantings and towering pines.
The fantastic main kitchen has a vaulted beamed ceiling with six skylights and excellent task lighting for cooking. Wood floors, mahogany countertops, and top quality appliances make this two-sink, two-dishwasher, three-oven, bountifully-stocked and meticulous kitchen a place to spend all your time. The chefs will appreciate our Thermador ProHarmony gourmet gas range with Faber pro hood, Miele MasterChef double convection oven, Sub Zero glass door refrigerator. Miele and Bosch dishwashers make cleaning-up painless. You may want to spend your entire time in the kitchen. Step out the French doors into the sunny courtyard to snip some herbs or turn right to go to the brick barbeque patio with its Weber gas grill and stress-removing lake view.
The bedrooms are pleasant and thoughtfully decorated. They are appointed as follows: (upstairs) master suite = lake view, queen bed and luxurious bathroom. Middle bedroom = lake view, 2 full-sized beds with antique cannonball headboards. 3rd bedroom= lake view, 4 twin beds (think cousins spending the summer together). 4th bedroom=courtyard side, two single beds. Main floor bedroom (just off the Gathering Room and mini-kitchen/wet bar) queen bed and adjacent bathroom (grab bar installed in tub wall.)
Tamarack has a private boat dock with jet ski ramp, a sandy beach, a boathouse with a bunk bed and all-glass boathouse doors, with the lake lapping at the edge of the boathouse -- an exciting location in itself. Kayaks, a canoe, floats, and water toys are supplied.
For those considering accessibility in case a dear one isn't as mobile as in the past, most of the home's features are at-grade. The slope down to the water is an easy stroll and there is a secondary driveway down by the dock that enables access by car.
The circular driveway allows multiple vehicles to navigate through the park-like setting, and there is space for an event tent and caterers' vans. (On a case-by-case basis, we will consider very small weddings, most neighbors aren't keen on weddings.)
Personal checks for rental fees, credit card used for damage deposit. Cards or PayPal may be used with w rental rate adjustment.
Please see our other listings if Tamarack is already taken.
# 21773 Antique House by the Sea an 'awesome'oceanfront private sandy beach
# 25445 Timberframe Cottage: oceanfront rustic-chic hideaway
# 14418 SandyToes - 'swiss family robinson' 6-level oceanfront in forest seen on Fine Living TV.
# 67687 Cushman Place Residence - downtown Plymouth luxury townhouse
# 343120 Mill Stream Cottage circa 1684- historic home w waterfall on Town Brook
- 4000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Housekeeper Optional
Not truly handicapped easy, but virtually all the beautiful amenities are on the main level, and there is a waterfront drive that allows you to drive a loved one right onto the lawn and to the beach...moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 14-16
- Queen size Beds (1) The master bedroom and the main floor bedrooms both have queen beds, Double Beds (1) Our photos show the middle bedroom on the lake side has two Full beds, Twin or Single Beds (1) There is an additional twin bed in one of the King bedrooms, and a twin in the loft over the Great Room, Bunk Beds (1) We have bunk beds in the boathouse by the water, and can make them up as required by special arrangement...moreless
Bathrooms: 3.5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Pantry Items
There are three complete AC systems. The main house has central ac in the attic with standard modern vents in all the rooms. The Great Room has its own powerful remote controlled split-unit, and the KitchenBarn has its own ultra modern LG "ArtCool" wall mounted air conditioner....moreless
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Linens Provided:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Iron & Board
- 2 Fireplaces, unlimited US phone calls, high-speed wireless internet, cable TV w dvd player, TV w vcr & dvd player, stereo w cd player, high-end Kitchen, second mini-kitchen, 2convection ovens, 3 dishwashers, SubZero refrigerator, wine cooler, cooking utensils, Weber Kettle grills (we may NOT provide a GAS grill for safety and cleanliness reasons), canoe, 2 kayaks, boat dock, swim platform, boat house, courtyard w herb garden...moreless
- Video Library:
- Music Library:
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Free Long Distance
- Wireless Internet
Deck / Patio:
Lots and lots of fabulous "outdoor rooms" with brick patios, redwood platform patios, glazed brick patio, peastone kitchen courtyard, and a sunset deck partway down the hillside for watching the color descend over the water....moreless
- Outdoor Grill
- Kayak / Canoe
- Lawn / Garden
- Wood Deck
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Pier Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Surf Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Parks
- Autumn Foliage
- Wildlife Viewing
- Whale Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- The location is ideal. Situated at the top of Cape Cod, just north of Sandwich before you cross the Cape Cod canal, you have the advantage of staying out of the traffic backups, and being on vacation while others are parked on the highway. Sandwich is 2 miles to the south, and Plymouth is 15 miles to the north. Plymouth Rock, the Mayflower, and the incredible Plymouth Plantation (which is like a trip in a time machine) are appealing destinations. Charming Sandwich is also two miles away and has a Glass Museum and Heritage Plantation and a fine antiques auction on alternate Saturdays. The area has many fine golf courses, antique shops, and historic homes -- some of which date to the 1600s. The Cape Cod Canal offers great biking paths. A 30 minute drive away are the ferries to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, and 50 minutes to the mansions of Newport. Other Activities: Cape Cod Bike Path is very close, and FUN! Golf galore. Golf: (Actually, while there are great golf courses nearby -- at Pinehills, White Cliffs, and throughout the Plymouth and Cape Cod areas, we thought we should give you more details on the house. We can provide more information for golfers should they inquire:) The master bedroom has a lake view, a queen-sized bed, a graceful soaking tub, tile shower, and wood-counter vanity with vessel sink and Grohe faucet. The middle bedroom has lake view, 2 full-sized beds with antique cannonball headboards. The 3rd bedroom has a lake view, 4 twin beds. The 4th bedroom is courtyard side and features two single beds. The main floor bedroom (just off the Gathering Room and mini-kitchen/wet bar) has a queen bed and adjacent bathroom (grab bar installed in tub wall) and is perfect if you have an older family member in your vacation party. And there is more. Tamarack has a private boat dock with jet ski ramp, a sandy beach, a boathouse with a bunk-bed and all-glass boathouse doors, with the lake lapping at the edge of the boathouse -- a breezy shady place to sit a spell. Plus, for those considering accessibility, most of the home's features are at-grade. The slope down to the water is an easy stroll, and there is a secondary driveway down by the dock that enables access by car should there be a special family member with particular needs. The circular driveway allows multiple vehicles to navigate through the park-like setting. Ski: Please see our other listings if Tamarack is already taken. It would be our honor and pleasure to welcome you and your family for a vacation or event that is beyond your expectations....moreless
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Tamarack Lake Estate is a magical spot. Everyone of our big group of family and friends (all ages) felt completely at home, yet completely transported to a very special resort. The owners have thought of everything, and attend immediately to any request. We first visited two years ago and were thrilled with our "find". This year, Tamarack was even better, though I wouldn't have thought that possible. We hope to return every year; Tamarack has a very special place in our hearts.
- Guest jmb
- Date of stay 08/25/12
- Review Submitted 09/04/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+.
15 family members
15 family members
Our family has taken group vacations for the past 30 years with various age group members we have experienced cruises, house rentals, camping,and time share units. This past year we ranged from 4 to 69 years old and every single one of us considered this to be the ultimate vacation experience. The home was more than we had ever dreamed it could be, from size, comfort, serving pieces, gourmet kitchen,the ideal setting to the gracious hosts--you can not find better. You would be hard pressed to find an equal for all of the positive things found at this site. Every age group found relaxation and/or things to do as they saw fit. The lake provided ample experiences for grandson fishing, granddaughters swimming, kayaking for all, canoe trips for grammy and pop-pop;quiet places to read for all. In addition the golfing and sightseeing was spectacular. Whale watching provided one less item for the "bucket list" as no less than 15 different humpback whales were spotted less than 20 feet from the ship. The owners went out of their way to make us feel welcome and appreciated as guests. Following our visit we inquired about some ceramic pieces that we saw at the house and would like to get for our home. Robin not only provided the information about them but offered to purchase and send them to us as a thank you for the stay. They did everything possible to make our stay a lifelong positive memory. I would wholeheartedly recommend Tamarack Estate as the ultimate vacation experience.
- Guest Herb
- Date of stay 07/28/12
- Review Submitted 08/10/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, pet owners, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.
Thank you so much for sharing this amazing house with my family! It was perfect for our large group. Every amenity imaginable was included from utensils in the kitchen to outdoor recreation. Our children will forever remember the lake, and as adults we loved our time on the deck! Thank you Robin for your suggestions and helping to make our family vacation so memorable. We hope to come back to your gorgeous estate!
- Guest Christy
- Date of stay 07/14/12
- Review Submitted 08/03/12
Perfect girls' weekend getaway
Perfect girls' weekend getaway
We had our annual girls' weekend at Tamarack Lake Estate and it couldn't have been more perfect! The house is absolutely beautiful, even better than the pictures. Everything we needed was there, immaculately clean and even the linens smelled good. We mentioned to Carl that we liked the firepit and wanted to make s'mores one night. The next thing we knew he had setup an extra adirondack chair and bought us some firewood. And Robin was totally accommodating from everything to arrival and checkout time to ensuring we paid only a small cleaning fee. I can't wait to rent some of Robin's other properties.
- Guest karen k.
- Date of stay 05/18/12
- Review Submitted 05/31/12
Amazing, perfect getaway!!
Amazing, perfect getaway!!
We had our annual girls' getaway at Tamarack Lake Estate and it couldn't have been better! The house is absolutely beautiful, even better than the pictures. Everything we needed was there, immaculately clean and even the linens smelled good. We mentioned to Carl that we liked the firepit and wanted to make s'mores one night. The next thing we knew he had brought out extra chairs and went and got us firewood. Robin was so accommodating with everything from arrival and checkout times to ensuring we only paid a small cleaning fee. Next time I rent I will most definitely book one of Robin's properties!
- Guest karen k.
- Date of stay 05/18/12
- Review Submitted 05/31/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, pet owners, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, girls getaway.
We walked through the door hoping for the best...at least as good as the pictures, but found it even better. Our family from as faraway as California & Missouri spent the Thanksgiving week at TLE, and it worked beautifully. Close to Plymouth (we had Thanksgiving dinner at Plimoth Plantation), Cape Cod, Marthas' Vineyard and more. The weather was perfect, allowing for some kayaking, and walks. Some pictures do not do it justice. The 'gathering room' is far more cozy than it appears, and the downstairs bedroom is a charm. It was a special Holiday. Thank you Robin, Barbara
- Guest babs
- Date of stay 11/22/11
- Review Submitted 12/05/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Amazing Property for Family Gathering
Amazing Property for Family Gathering
I have to tell you how much our family enjoyed your beautiful home at Tamarack. I miss it already. We could not have been more comfortable. As family members gathered they all raved about the accommodations and the setting. Sometimes it can be difficult to share a house with different generations, but not at Tamarack. The home is so spacious, with so many sitting areas inside and out, that everyone was able to relax and truly enjoy their time. When we wanted to gather together, the great room and the deck were perfect. We had wonderful days at the beach and on the lake and lovely nights by the fire-pit on the patio. The canoe and kayaks were instant fun and my 2 year old grandson enjoyed feeding the ducks. Speaking of feeding… feeding the people could have been quite a challenge, but your spacious and well-equipped kitchen made food prep and clean-up a snap. The stove was a big hit with everyone and I also really appreciated all the sinks and dishwashers. We were so fortunate that the weather cleared on Saturday for our event. The setting was perfect. We were able to set our table for 30 on the deck. (We used vintage napkins and family owned unique tea cups for the chowder!) There was plenty of room and it was so intimate and special. The caterers you suggested prepared a wonderful dinner for us and as dusk turned to evening we dined to the soft sounds of 40’s French jazz. A perfect family celebration! Thank you,
- Guest Lauren
- Date of stay 09/21/11
- Review Submitted 10/03/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, age 55+.
Fine Family Visit
Fine Family Visit
The house is even better than the pictures. A perfect place to spend time with family. Enough room for everyone to be together *or* be by themselves when they need to be. We loved kayaking and canoeing,and hanging around the docks enjoying the wonderful early September weather. We had a great time cooking dinners for the family and enjoying them in the great room. Surf (from a local fish market) and Turf grilled on the fantastic Weber with fine wine and great conversation. Wonderful fires in the patio area with smores for all! The first 'full' family vacation in over 20 years - we had three generations and had a wonderful time. Would love to return.
- Guest Ange
- Date of stay 09/11/11
- Review Submitted 09/22/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway.
Tamarack Lake Estate Is Even Better Than We Expected
Tamarack Lake Estate Is Even Better Than We Expected
Our party of ten included all ages...toddler, teen-agers, parents, and grandparents. Tamarack Lake Estate suited us perfectly as a base for our week long vacation on Cape Cod. Even though we spent time away from our "base", we all looked forward to our return to the luxurious spot on Great Herring Pond. Everything you could imagine was provided for our comfort; and when a couple of mechanical issues occurred, Robin had them fixed and/or replaced the very same day. The secluded neighborhood lent itself to privacy that you never get at a resort. Groceries, drug store, liquor store were all conveniently located less than a mile away. We loved having access to Sagamore Beach and the privacy it afforded. Thank you Robin and John for providing such a perfect vacation spot for our first Cape experience. We will definitely recommend and return.
- Guest Patty Horridge
- Date of stay 08/13/11
- Review Submitted 08/23/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, pet owners, families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway.
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(from a text message at the end of her stay) "Hi Robin, Your estate is amazing. I don't want to leave. It will b hard to go tomorrow. Thank U" Lori
- Guest Lori J
- Date of stay 04/15/11
- Review Submitted 06/29/11
2010 Rates Late June - early Sept (high season) $5800-$6450 up to 14 guests Spring and Fall rates, please email for quote BIG DISCOUNTS for winter and early spring Weeks+Weekends - Pet fee $150 per week per pet - Cleaning fee $25/hour per cleaning person (3 CLEANERS=$75) EXTREMELY well provisioned and appointed, all linens included
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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- Nearest Airport: Boston Logan OR Providence TF Green Airports at 50 Miles
- Nearest Train: Old Colony Line, Kingston Ma (Exit 8 of Rt 3) at 15 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Scussett Beach (2) Sandy Neck Beach (14) at 0.7 Miles
About the owner: To me, creating the perfect waterfront getaway home is an art form. My lifelong career had been in designing publications, and later creating magazine illustrations and painting expressionistic works on canvas. When I first decided to rent my weekend home so I could renovate an incredible but dilapidated cottage (which became, at great expense, 'Timberframe Cottage') I did not know this would become my work and my passion. Working in 2d was fun and rewarding, but my new ART is creating vacation homes that themselves are 'works of art.' My goal with my homes, as with my art before, is to create a setting that exceeds your expectations, and in turn, your patronage lets me continue my art form a few more years. Please read the guest comments to see the generous and enthusiastic compliments we've received. Finding just the right furnishings, using classic Nantucket decor, using materials such as massive beams, barnwood ceilings, wide pine floors, RL sheets, antique cabinets, and creating gardens overflowing with roses and peonies, clematis, daylilies, gigantic buried stepping stones, blueberries, raspberries, foxgloves (can you tell it is June as I write this?) expanses of mahogany countertop, fine appliances, stone fireplaces, stained glass, with views that will take your breath away. Please look at 'all my rental listings' to see my portfolio art in the form of unique and extravagant vacation getaways. It is a labor of love... for you.
Why the Owner Chose Sagamore Beach:
We never considered Tamarack Lake Estate as a vacation home when we purchased it. The then-current owners had a special needs child for whom they needed to build a custom-designed home for his future, and they asked us if we would consider buying Tamarack. The house needed a lot of work, but the grounds were spectacular. The mature conifer gardens, the park-like setting, acres of lawn and trees, incredible views and sparkling sunsets over the 'pond.' It took us three years of living in Tamarack Lake Estate to figure out how to fix what needed fixing, and making sense of its rambling and disjointed floor plan. Alas, we had to live through the construction, which is never fun. But now, all its original positive qualities shine, and what wasn't quite right has been resolved. It is a really incredible home (now) and we are awed by the beauty and tranquility of the place.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
The kitchen is a destination in itself. But then there is the great room, as big as some folks' homes. But then, there is the private beach, the boathouse, the dock with jet-ski ramp, a swim platform in the lake, the glazed brick great room patio with its row of adirondaks lined up to take in the view. It is like getting an entire resort at the price of a summer home.
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SubZero refrigerator, Miele MasterChef double oven, 3 dishwashers
Looking up from the dock and private beach
I just can't stop taking photos of the kitchen...
At night, the kitchen is an exciting place to be
Gathering Room doubles as a tv room, media fitted into antique hutch by stairs
Take time to relax in the elegant soaking tub in the Master (queen bdrm) bath
The middle bedroom on the Lake side
The dramatic kitchen is loaded with supplies
The Stark carpet works nicely in the Great Room
Our private beach and shoreline
You can fish off our floating dock and meander around our park-like grounds
The side door leads to brick grilling patio with expansive water views
A fuzzy photo of the incredible Great Room
A cozier photo of the Gathering Room
Doing laundry mundane? Not at Tamarack Lake Estate.
a toilet warrants a private location. Will find missing Master Bdrm shots (?)
Mini kitchen helps set out your banquets in the Great Room
The boathouse houses the kayaks, canoe and you can sleep there, too.
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